Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always ★★★★★

One of my weaknesses that sweep me off my feet are scripts where there isn't any dialogue for roughly 70% of the story. I consider TV shows lucky if they can reduce the amount of dialogues to the minimum by their final seasons and perfect the storytelling by leaning on emotions and facial expressions, speaking only those lines that are absolutely crucial and really need to be said out loud. Eliza Hittman achieves this in 100 minutes aside from a few estabhlishing or connecting dialogues, and creates an atmosphere so deeply felt and fundamentally sensitive that when things really have to be said out loud (like the pinnacle scene which also explains the title), they are right on crushing, and when noone speaks, there's still a wonderful/painful cascade of emotions and connection depicted between the main characters.

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